Stryker

Blast Protection

Skills learned in detecting and defeating improvised explosive devices (IEDs), often a weapon of choice encountered in asymmetric warfare, must be taken forward as...
DF-21D-ASBM

Whither China’s recent ASBM test?

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tested its much-vaulted anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) capability at sea last month, according to news outlets CNBC and NHK,...
Australia-OPV

Coast Guards welcome OPV Boom

Asian-Pacific navies traditionally operate traditional warships leading the Coast Guards to benefit from very capable Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) have gained...
HAL-Tejas

Cheaper Options for Ground Attack

There is now a growing range of ground attack aircraft available now, the purchase of which will not break a nation’s defence budget.  COIN air...
Raaf-F-35A

Aspiring to Fifth Generation Fighters

David Oliver - The latest generation of fighters is not only coming to Asia-Pacific, but is being also developed within the region. In April 1991...
GD OTS

Battlefield Taxis with Attitude

Light transport is utilised by friend and foe alike. Agility and utility combine, from transformed commercial vehicles to those designed for the military. The military...
NG-RQ-4

The art of UAS Operations

Andrew Drwiega - Unmanned aerial systems are increasingly capable of maritime as well as overland ISR, but whatever the mission first rate simulation training will...
Royal-Thai-Navy

Brown Water Specialists

Riverine and inshore patrolling in boats designed with shallow draughts, high speed and that are well armed can fulfill missions from anti-criminal activity to...
Shangdong-Type-001A

China’s Power Projection in 2020

What is the outlook for the Chinese power projection in 2020? What is certain is that China will continue to grow and modernise its...
China-Cyber-Security

China Broadens Cyber Options

China is prepared to use its burgeoning cyber capabilities for industrial espionage, trans-national harassment, national defence and as a support to military operations. In its...

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